AmazonBasics Lightweight On-Ears for $11 [limit 3]

You can’t go wrong with these if you want a lightweight pair of headphones for modern music, it is the new condition closed-back on-ear AmazonBasics On-Ears in the black color scheme going for $11 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. Limit up to three discounted pairs per customer.

They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 3800+ customer reviews, and have 375+ answered questions. Only the black color scheme is currently on sale.

Sign up for Audible Free Trial, Get 20% off select headphones

Amazon is running a new promotion to encourage people to sign-up for an Audible free trial. After you sign up for the trial, you will receive a promotional credit for 20% off select headphones (priced up to $200). Excluded are Sennheiser, Sony, Beats and Bose from this promotion. The promotion runs until 10/31/17.

I haven’t done this promotion (yet?), so this is based on what the Promotional page says. There are four pages of eligible headphones per the page. Some speakers are also included in the promotion.

TIP: click on the giant banner over there to start the Audible free trial.

They also have a separate page with more detailed Terms and Conditions. Some of the terms that stand out:

+ the promotional credit must be used within 60 days of you receiving it
+ if you’ve had an Audible Free Trial in the last 3 months, you are not eligible for this
+ you will receive an email with the details after you start your Audible trial
+ the headphones must be sold and shipped by Amazon actual (not marketplace sellers)


+ 1More Triple Driver, Quad Driver IEMs, Piston Fit
+ Koss Porta PRO, KSC-75 clip-ons
+ Libratone Q
+ V-Moda Forza IEMs, Crossfade LP2 Over-Ears, XS On-Ears
+ various budget Panasonic earphones, Retro HTX7 over-ears
+ Marshall on-ears
+ Koss UR20, QZ99, PRO 4AA, PRO DJ200, R80
+ various UrbanEars
+ among others

V-Moda Crossfade M100 Closed Over-Ears for $150

The “Shadow” color scheme of the new condition closed-back over-ear V-Moda Crossfade M100 headphones are on a clearance sale for $150 with free shipping at Best Buy’s website. These are an older, wired-only model.

Sennheiser HDR 160 Headphones for $49 [limit 3]

Please note this headphone cannot work stand-alone! It is part of the RS 160 wireless system. You need to have a transmitter/base for them too play music. The reason they are sold individually is because you can pair more than one headphone to a transmitter/base, so multiple people can listen to them, or you can continue listening when one pair runs out of battery.

With that out of the way, the new condition Sennheiser HDR 160 Headphones are on sale for $49 with free shipping and a limit of up to three pairs per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual. These average 4 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews and they have almost 40 questions answered.

These are part of the previous generation of Sennheiser RS-wireless models and they use KLEER technology. The headphones are powered by two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries.

Monoprice 10010 Closed Over-Ear ANC for $50 w/free S&H

Monoprice is back with a combo deal: you get free standard US shipping AND a coupon discount as well! Coupon code SD25 (that’s the whole coupon name) gets you the new condition Monoprice Model 10010 Active Noise Cancelling Closed Over-Ears for $50 with free shipping and handling for a limited time!

This is an ANC headphone without bluetooth. The ANC circuit is powered by a single AAA battery, a plus if you are a fan of those versus built-in rechargeables. If you are going to go the way of AAA, investing into rechargeable is a good way to save you money and unnecessary emergency trips to stores to stock up on disposable AAA batteries.

Speaking of Monoprice, their brand new Monoprice M565 Open-Back Over-Ear Planars are now in-stock for $200. They are not eligible for the weekend coupons (as usual with most of their other planar M-series headphones).

Manufacturer Refurbished Audeze EL-8 Closed Wood Over-Ear Planars with Warranty for $339

This offer is on and off it appears, and as of the time of writing, they are back on again!

This is a manufacturer refurbished model, it is the EL-8 closed-back over-ear wood-y, offered for $339 with free shipping and the same 3-year warranty on the driver and 1-year on everything else by the Audeze Amazon store, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime-members get it for free in two days or so.

PS: supplies of something like this are often limited. If you see nothing at the Amazon page, it means their available quantity sold out…

PS2: if you prefer new condition, in the Titanium color-scheme, and WITH a Cipher (Lightning) cable, the sale continues for $500 at

Friday: Avantree Bluetooth Over-Ears for $41 (also: three BT transmitters/receivers $23 to $45)

One of the Gold box deals du jour at Amazon is a sale on Avantree audio products, including:

+ Bluetooth 4.0 Over-the-Ear Headphones with NFC, apt-X, 2-year warranty, Bluetooth 4.0, wired playback too for $41~

+ Avantree Oasis LONG RANGE Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver, aptX Low Latency, Optical RCA 3.5mm Audio for $45

+ Avantree aptX LOW LATENCY Bluetooth Transmitter for TV PC (support Aux, RCA, Computer USB digital audio) Dual Link Wireless Audio Adapter for Headphones, Bluetooth 4.2 – Priva III for $34~

+ ARCHEER Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter and Receiver, Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter, aptX Low Latency Digital Optical TOSLINK for $23
+ this one is made by Archeer, not Avantree

+ look for additional combined purchase discounts under the “Special offers and product promotions” of each individual product listing

Used Mitchell and Johnson Hybrid Electrostatics: GL1 for $130, GL2 for $178

Another crowd-funded hybrid-electrostatic headphone line are the Mitchell and Johnson, whose name may remind some of name-brand shoes from the GQ ad pages 🙂 Regardless, two of their GL-series portable hybrids are available in USED condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals as follows:

+ GL1 (USED – Very Good) for $130~

+ GL2 (USED – Good) for $178~

Refurbished Weekly Deals: JBL E30 for $20, Harman CL for $40, BT for $90

The official Harman Audio / JBL online store [now part of the Samsung Empire of Touch Wiz] changes their featured refurbished deals every week. This round of offers running until Sunday night (9/24/17):

+ refurbished JBL Synchros E30 on-ears for $20
+ refurbished Harman CL rectangular ear-pad on-ears for $40
+ refurbished Harman BT rectangular ear-pad bluetooth on-ears for $90

They offer free shipping and original warranty with their recertified offers.

In-Stock Alert: Monoprice M565 Planars for $200

One of the headphones that came with the IFA 2017 wave [sorry, I fell behind, I still have to add a dozen more new headphones to the list] is the new Monoprice M565 planar-magnetics, an open-back set, unlike the open/closed style of the M560.

And these new M565 are now in-stock and ready to ship for $200 plus shipping at the Monoprice website, and for $211 with free shipping by Monoprice thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).

Used Hifiman HE-400i Planars for $199

The PURGE of the Latest Deals Summary has began (it will finish later today), and with it we have a bit of a price-milestone [not that headphone prices are like stock prices but still…] the used Hifiman HE-400i has dropped under $200 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, going for $199~ with free shipping by AWD actual.

This is a “USED – Very Good” with cosmetic imperfections. As of the time of writing, there are three separate listings (slightly different conditions) when you look at the detailed USED listings. The link in the first paragraph is the summary/default view that the AWD computers decide to show. The link in this paragraph shows all the used listings.

Needless to say, it’s a much more competitive planar-magnetic market these days, so you have many options to consider considering!

[HIBERNATING] Headphone Deals at Groupon with Coupons

The current Groupon coupon expired, so this post is going back in hibernation… When a new coupon activates, this post will get revived…

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Senal SMH-1200 Studio Headphones for $60

The new condition Senal SMH-1200 closed-back over-ear Studio Headphones in the red cherry color scheme are one of the deals of the day at B&H Photo for $60 with free expedited shipping until Saturday 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). Limit up to three per customer. It averages over 4 out of 5 based on 30+ customer reviews over there.

Used Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO for $336+

The new condition closed-back over-ear Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO headphones go for $600 at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can almost cut its price in half by going “Used – Good” condition (repackaged; various cosmetic imperfections) for $336~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

The above is the summary view. If you dig into the detailed used listings, you will also find a handful of “Used – Very Good” condition listintg for $357, and some “Used – Like New” for $379~.

So if you don’t need to have it on your ears yesterday, the waiting game may or may not get it to you for a better price. Amazon’s prices sometimes move in mysterious ways, so it’s often more of a YMMV than stock market pricing 🙂

Used B&O Play H2 On-Ears for $69

AS you may have suspected by the increase in USED deals posts, another Amazon Warehouse Deals immersion is in progress at the moment!

We go “Deep Red” for this deal, it is the B&O Play H2 closed-back on-ears, in the “Deep Red” color scheme, available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) going for $69~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

There are two colors of this, the black goes for $87+ in used condition. Together they average 4 out of 5 based on 35 customer reviews. B&O Play has plenty of models running around these days.

Used AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Closed Over-Ear for $542

On the used side of things, the AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon closed-back over-ear headphones are available in “Used – Good” condition (missing accessories; damaged original packaging) for $542~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The listing details seem to be a bit confusing as to which accessories are missing.

SHARKK Bravo Hybrid Electrostatic Headphone for $50

The new condition SHARKK Bravo hybrid electrostatic headphones are currently down to $50 with free shipping by BREED through These ship directly from BREED (that’s the marketplace seller name) and they are not Prime eligible.

These were a crowd-funding model that went for $250+ but have their basket of issues. Still, whether you want them at $50, it’s up to you ~ check reviews and comments and such.

Sennheiser PXC 550 ANC/BT for $300 [limit 3]

Sennheiser has a two-pronged approach going after the tech/popular ANC with Bluetooth over-ears market. The Momentum (HD1) series, and the PXC series. The PXC 550 headphone with bluetooth and ANC (NoiseGard in Sennheiser-speak) is currently on sale in new condition for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer. There, it averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 220+ customer reviews.

PS: Later today, I will reboot the Latest Deals Summary and remove most of the old entries there, since a number of headphones lingered there for weeks. If you want to take one last look before the reboot, check it now! The main reason for the reboot is that it has gotten way too long to read and too unyieldy to edit 🙂

[DEAD] Thursday’s Offers: JLab and Cowin Over-Ears, Sony Sound Bar, Etc

Thursday is over, and so are its daily deals…

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[DEAD] Thursday: 15% off select Headphones with coupon at MF

This coupon expired, but MF has coupons on a regular basis…

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Wednesday’s Offers: Cowin, Symphonized, Etc

There is some modest action on Wednesday too in the Gold Box at Amazon’s with the following tentative schedule:

+ starts 10:50am ET: Cowin E-7 Wireless Bluetooth Over-ears (price before sale $60)

+ starts 11:25am ET: COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Over-Ears (price before sale $70)

+ starts 2:05pm ET: Bluedio U (UFO) PPS 8 Drivers Over-ear Bluetooth (price before sale $100)

+ starts 5:20pm ET: Symphonized NRG 3.0 Wood In-ears (price before sale $25)

+ starts 5:35pm ET: SoundPEATS M20 In-Ears (price before sale $9)

+ starts 5:50pm ET: KZ ZST in-ears and cables
+ four different earphones and three cables are on the same listing and they typically all go on a lightning deal together
+ on the other hand IF you don’t mind slow shipping from China, check our earlier posts for GearBest offers

Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ears for $185 [updated]

UPDATE 5:11pm ET: the Gunmetal color scheme sold out as of this re-check, but there are 11 units available of the Brown/Silver color scheme…

Dealfisher specializes in refurbished items, but as of the time of writing, they have the new condition Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ears (closed-back, wired) going for $185 with free shipping in the Brown/Silver color scheme. You can buy as many as you like.

Their eBay listing describes them as “Blow-Out Price” and mentions new condition and in retail packaging in the listing as well, so it’s not a condition typo. They ship from New Jersey. Their eBay rating is 99.1%. They also sell through Amazon and other online marketplaces.

As of the time of writing, they have four units available in the Gunmetal (SOLD OUT) and a lucky thirteen in the brown color scheme. Here’s a screenshot to make sure I did not sleepwalk and wrote this post in a hazy dream 🙂

[DEAD] COWIN E7 Bluetooth Closed Over-Ears for $39 (with ANC) or $40 (without)

This double lightning deal expired…

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[DEAD] Used Audio Technica SR5 Closed On-Ears (Black) for $57

As of 9/22/17 AM re-check, this sold out in these used prices…

The new condition Audio-Technica ATH-SR5 closed-back on-ears go for $97 in black and more in other color schemes, but if you want to save some, you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition, in the black color scheme, in damaged original packaging, for $57~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Note there are multiple colors and two different kinds of options on that page, wired (aka standard, aka this one) and bluetooth.

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 Closed Over-Ears for $165 after coupon

Roberts LP, aka Roberts Imaging, an independent chain in the Midwest, is offering the new condition Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 closed-back over-ear headphones for $165~ with free shipping using coupon code ASBSPCNR at checkout. This is sold by Roberts with the order fulfilled by Amazon. The coupon only works when “Roberts LP” is the seller. It won’t work for other sellers (but you are welcome to try ~ but it won’t work).

The headphones average 4.2 out of 5 based on 280+ customer reviews and have over 110 questions peer-answered.

Sennheiser HD 579 for $100 [Massdrop]

There is no mention of warranty in the product listing, so keep that in mind. Assume there is none to be on the safe side!

Fully unlocked today and running for the next 12 days, the new condition Sennheiser HD 579 open-back over-ear headphones, part of the new HD 5** line launched at IFA 2016, are on sale at Massdrop for $100 with free shipping. The shipping estimate is late October 2017.

Again, note that there is no warranty mentioned in the listing!

[DEAD] FOCAL Listen Closed Over-Ears returns to $199

As of a late 9/19/17 re-check, these sold out again…

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Sennheiser HD 380 PRO + SLAPPA HD-07 Case for $140

The new condition closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 380 PRO headphones currently go for $130 at authorized dealers, but if you happen to also want to get the SLAPPA SL-HP-07 HardBody PRO Headphone Case with it, you can do so for $10 more, for $140 with free shipping by “TheCameraBOX” with the orders fulfilled by Amazon.

The case on its own goes for $20 to $30 depending on which seller and what kind of shipping speed you want.

Klipsch Reference Over-Ear Bluetooth for $199

On the bluetooth side of things, the new condition white color scheme of the Klipsch Reference Closed-Back Over-Ear Bluetooth headphones is on sale for $199 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal, nor limited by quantity. Might be a price-match, I don’t know.

There are four different headphone models, in two colors each, on the same listing, so if you are reading reviews and questions, make sure they are referring to the correct version.

Used Shure SRH 1540 Closed Over-Ears for $399

The Shure SRH-1540 closed-back over-ear headphones currently go for $499 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, they are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $399 with free shipping by B&M seller “HiDef Lifestyle” through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships directly from HiDEF, so it is not Prime eligible.

It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 66 customer reviews.

Sony MDR-XB450-AP Closed On-Ear “Extra Bass” for $30 w/free S&H

On the Bassy side of things, the new condition closed-back on-ear Sony MDR-XB450-AP in the Black Color Scheme (append “/B” to the model name in Sony-speak) is currently on sale for $30 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. Limit up to three pairs per customer during this sale.

This is part of the Sony “Extra Bass” line, and it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 300+ customer reviews. It also has a Sony “Smart Key” app that allegedly allows you to customize control of the in-line remote when using a smartphone or other device that can run the GooglePLAY or iOS app.

[DEAD] Used Shure SRH 1840 Open Over-Ears for $325 [updated]

As of a late 9/20/17 PM recheck, this sold out at the USED price mentioned here…

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[DEAD] Philips X2HR Fidelio Over Ear drop to $228

As of a 9/18/17 re-check, the option order the Philips X2HR Fidelio Over Ears has disappeared from the Amazon listing. I will be monitoring the situation and post an update if the situation changes…

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Hifiman X V2 Planars + iFi Micro iDSD Black Label for $1299

Bundle up time at authorized dealer For a limited time, $1300 with free shipping gets you these two:

+ HiFiMan Edition X V2 Planar Magnetic Open Back Headphones
+ iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition

No coupon, no rebate, simply add to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout!

Beyerdynamic DT 880 PREMIUM (250 ohm) for $129

One of the options of the DT 880 semi-open Beyerdynamic headphones is the PREMIUM with 250 ohm impedance, and this particular model is currently on sale for $129 with free shipping at Focus Camera. No coupon, no rebate, it’s a straight up sale.